The NOSTALGICS, Lancaster's 18-Piece Big Band
  Bringing the best music of the past forward for your dancing and listening pleasure
 Welcome to the home of the swingin' Nostalgics, Lancaster Ohio's popular 18-piece big show band.
Under the musical direction of Dr. Charles Hildreth, the Nostalgics warm your heart with renditions of your favorites from the American Songbook and excite you with the unforgettable songs of the "big band" swing era, including those recorded by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Les Brown, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Count Basie and others. The band plays for events at various community venues throughout Lancaster and Fairfield County. Look here for upcoming concerts, dances, weddings and special events.
For additional information: 740-304-1001 or tuxedojct@yahoo.com 
For booking information contact band manager, Nick DelMatto: 740-385-8036
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Scheduled Events for 2021 (Check for additional dates)

May 8, 2021: Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival, McArthur Ohio, 3:00-4:30pm. 
 
June 25, 2021: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Outdoor Stage: 6-7:30pm.
 
June 26, 2021: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Community Stage: 7-9:00pm.
 
July 11, 2021: "Summer Swing Time" Concert. Victoria Opera House, Baltimore Ohio, 3-4:30pm. $5.00 admission.
 
August 1, 2021: "Swing Time at the Bremen Town Gazebo." 6:30-8:00pm. Bremen Ohio. Free and open to the public.
 
August 14, 2021: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
November 5, 2021: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-10:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol).
 
December 31, 2021: "Jazzy New Year's Eve Worship Service With The Nostalgics Big Band", First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, OH.  5:30-7:00pm.

Scheduled Events for 2020 (Cancellations due to Covid-19 Pandemic)

February 15, 2020: "Music to Warm the Heart" Valentine's Day Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
March 29, 2020: "Swing Into Spring" Concert. Victoria Opera House, Baltimore Ohio, 3-5:00pm. $5.00 admission. Postponed
 
April 6, 2020: Private dinner and dance concert for Fairfield Medical Center Volunteer Associates, 4:30-6:30pm, Crossroads Center, Lancaster, OH. Postponed
 
April 23, 2020:  "Big Band Rhythms and Memories" Concert at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing, 4000 Lakeview Crossing, Groveport, OH, 6-7:30pm. Free. Open to public. Cancelled 

May 1, 2020: 11th Annual "Night of Jazz", Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 7:30-9:30pm. Cancelled

May 9, 2020: Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival, McArthur Ohio, 2:00-3:30pm. Cancelled

 
June 12, 2020: "Groovin' at the Gazebo" Concert at Worthington Park Gazebo, Market & Main, Logan Ohio, 6:30-8:00pm. Cancelled
 
June 26, 2020: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Concert time: 6-7:30pm. Cancelled
 
June 27, 2020: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Community Stage: 7-9:00pm. Cancelled
 
July 23, 2019: Lancaster Festival Concert in Zane Square Downtown, noon. Free and open to the public. Cancelled

August 1, 2020: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. Cancelled

August 8, 2020: “Great Gatsby Speakeasy Party,” dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years). Cancelled

October TBA, 2020: Reflections Senior Home, 2750 West Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH, 2:30-4:00pm. Cancelled

November 6, 2020: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-10:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol). Cancelled

December 31, 2020: "Jazzy New Year's Eve Worship Service With The Nostalgics Big Band", First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, OH.  5:30-7:00pm.  Cancelled

Scheduled Events for 2019

February 9, 2019: "Warm Up With Romance" Valentine's Day Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
March 24, 2019: "Swing Into Spring" Concert. Victoria Opera House, Baltimore Ohio, 3-5:00pm. $5.00 admission.
 
April 6, 2019: "Prom Night at Olivedale," Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
April 25, 2019: "Sounds and Songs You Never Forget!" Concert at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing, 4000 Lakeview Crossing, Groveport, OH, 6-7:30pm. Free. Open to public.
 
May 3, 2019: 10th Annual "Night of Jazz", Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 7:30-9:30pm.
 
May 4, 2019: Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival, McArthur Ohio, 2:00-3:30pm.
 
June 22, 2019: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
June 28, 2019: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Concert time: 6-7:30pm.
 
June 29, 2019: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Community Stage: 7-9:00pm.
 
July 12, 2019: "Groovin' at the Gazebo" Concert at Worthington Park Gazebo, Market & Main, Logan Ohio, 6:30-8:00pm.
 
July 23, 2019: Lancaster Festival Concert in Zane Square Downtown, noon. Free and open to the public. 
 
August 3, 2019: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
August 25, 2019: Private event at the Mill Event Center in Lancaster, 12-3:00pm. 
 
October 20, 2019: Reflections Senior Home, 2750 West Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH, 2:30-4:00pm.
 
November 1, 2019: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-10:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol).
 
December 7, 2019: Annual Christmas Concert & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years). Admission $5.

December 31, 2019: "Jazzy New Year's Eve Worship Service With The Nostalgics Big Band", First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, OH.  5:30-7:00pm. 
 

Scheduled Events for 2018

January 13, 2018: CANCELLED-WEATHER. Concert at Wyngate Senior Living Community, 745 Northridge Rd., Circleville, OH, 6-8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
February 10, 2018: "Warm Up With Romance" Valentine's Day Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).

March 3, 2018: Saturday Night Dance, Lions Clubs OH7 District Convention, 7:30-9:30pm. Crossroads Event Center, 2095 West Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio


April 7, 2018: "Prom Night at Olivedale," Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
April 19, 2018: "Swing Down Memory Lane," Concert at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing, 4000 Lakeview Crossing, Groveport, OH, 6-7:30pm. Free. Open to public.
 
May 4, 2018: 10th Annual "Night of Jazz", Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 6:00-9:30pm.

May 12, 2018 "Swing and Scoops" Jazz Concert with the band ensembles at Fairfield Union High School. Saturday afternoon, 2:00pm. 

May 20, 2018: "Swing Into Spring" Concert. Victoria Opera House, Baltimore Ohio, 3-5:00pm. $5.00 admission.

June 8, 2018: Concert, Worthington Park Gazebo, Logan Ohio, 7-8:30pm. Postponed, rain. Rescheduled Friday August 24, 6:30-8:00pm.

June 23, 2018: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years). 

 
June 29, 2018: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Concert time: 6-7:30pm.  
 
June 30, 2018: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Community Stage: 7-9:00pm.
 
August 4, 2018: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
August 24, 2018: "Groovin' at the Gazebo" Concert at Worthington Park Gazebo, Market & Main, Logan Ohio, 6:30-8:00pm.
 
September 22, 2018: "Full Moon Ball." Howl to the swing and sway of the Nostalgics Big Band at the Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
October 13, 2018: Concert in the Entertainment Tent, Annual Fairfield County Fair, Fairgrounds, Lancaster, Ohio, 12:30 to 2:30pm.
 
October 21, 2018: Reflections Senior Home, 2750 West Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH, 2:30-4:00pm.

November 2, 2018: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-10:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol). 

 
December 15, 2018: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years). Dance admission $5.
 
December 31, 2018: "Jazzy New Year's Eve Worship Service With The Nostalgics Big Band", First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, OH.  5:30-7:00pm.
 
Scheduled Events for 2017  
 
February 11, 2017: "Warm Up With Romance" Valentine's Day Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
February 24, 2017: "Swing Era Memories," Concert at Brookdale Lakeview Crossing, 4000 Lakeview Crossing, Groveport, OH, 6-7:30pm. Free. Open to public.
 
March 17, 2017: St. Patrick's Day Dance Party, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 1406 Ety Road, Lancaster, OH, 7:30-10:00pm. Open to public. $20 admission.
 
April 8, 2017: "Prom Night at Olivedale," Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
April 23, 2017: "Swing-in-Spring" Concert. Grand reopening of the Victoria Opera House, Baltimore Ohio, 3-5:00pm. $5.00 admission.
 
May 5, 2017: 9th Annual "Night of Jazz", Heath High School, Heath Ohio, 6:00-9:30pm.
 
May 6, 2017: "Swing and Scoops" Jazz Concert with the band ensembles at Fairfield Union High School. Saturday afternoon, 3:00pm. (Watch here for details.)
 
June 4, 2017: "Basie, Boogie and Blues" Concert at Groveport's Heritage Park, 7-8:30pm. 
 
June 10, 2017: Private Wedding Reception, Historical Aircraft Museum, Fairfield County Airport, Lancaster, OH, 1:00-4:00pm.
 
June 24, 2017: "Summer Beach Party" Ballroom dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years). 
 
June 30, 2017: Sugar Grove, "Stars and Stripes" Festival. Concert time: 6-7:30pm.  
 
July 28, 2017: Lancaster Festival, "High Noon Swing," with Fred Astaire Dancers, 12:00 noon, Downtown Stage.
 
August 12, 2017: Concert on the Lawn at the Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 6:30 - 8:00pm. Free and open to the public. 
 
August 26, 2017: "Full Moon Ball." Howl to the swing and sway of the Nostalgics Big Band at the Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 7-10:00 pm, $5.00 admission (open to all over 18 years).
 
September 17, 2017: Ohio Historical Society's "Open Doors Event," Victoria Opera House, Baltimore, Ohio, 3:00-4:30pm.
 
October 15, 2017: Reflections Senior Home, 2750 West Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH, 6:00-7:30pm.
 
November 3, 2017: "Freedom's Never Free"  Veterans Day USO Dance, Sands Bldg., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 7-11:00pm. Free admission, refreshments and drinks (no alcohol). 
 
December 16, 2017: Annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Olivedale Senior Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, OH, 6-10:00 pm, (open to all over 18 years). Dance admission $5.




 
 Charles Hildreth
Music Director